Borno has remained the worst affected by Boko Haram attacks in the northeastern region of Nigeria.
On Saturday, Mr Nikoi warned the over half a million people benefitting from its food aid may be shut out as funding sources shrink.
The statement said lands and solid minerals commissioner Mohammad Lamin will be the new information commissioner.
The minister called a meeting of party leaders from his home Bauchi State to discuss the distribution of positions ahead of the party’s congresses next week.
Mr Onyeuko said sustained aggressive posture with vigour of troops in the North-East had yielded significant results in the last two weeks.
The DPR official said several 100-150 cylinders, weighing scales and decanting devices were confiscated from the eight suspects.
Military sources on the frontlines told Peoples Gazette that the insurgents attacked a convoy of armed soldiers travelling between Monguno and Maiduguri on Thursday morning.
The Nigerian Air Force swiftly issued a statement claiming the bombing did not occur. But the state governor contradicted the military in a condolence message.
Mr Modu, a high-profile Boko Haram commander was arrested along Damboa-Wajiroko road, Mr Nwachukwu disclosed.
Senator Ndume said the surrendered insurgents would be processed to reveal their sponsors.